Water Music Festival celebrates Water Music Society’s 35th Anniversary with three delicious concerts each with a special anniversary price of $35 with a slight change in our social hours and concert times to honor our anniversary. Come Celebrate With Us!
Opening night of the Water Music Festival brings extraordinary musical talent to our community with The George Mitchell Quintet and featuring special guest vocalist Greta Matassa in a close up and personal setting of an intimate hilltop concert space.
The Great American Songbook contains the most important and influential popular and jazz songs of the early to mid 20th century. Great American songs created for Broadway Theater and Hollywood film and song standards composed by America’s greatest composers. Mitchell and Matassa will bring their own vibrant interpretations to the evening’s performance to delight the audience.
October 11, 2019, 7:35 pm
Eagle’s Nest, Ilwaco WA
Social hour at 6:35 pm
featuring light appetizers, a variety of beverages, and no-host wine bar
- online beginning May 1st
- at the door (if tickets remain)
A portion of the proceeds benefits the local school music programs
GEORGE MITCHELL for 38 years has enjoyed an impressive career as touring pianist with superstar Diana Ross. Mitchell has performed on worldwide stages including command performances for the Queen of England and at the White House with Diana Ross. Pianist Mitchell puts his mark on jazz, R & B, and pop styles. For the past twenty years, he has been dedicated to teaching musical arts students advanced jazz methods and interpretation to help them develop their own style and support their existing talents.
GRETA MATASSA is one of the most talented singers working in jazz today. She has been voted “Northwest Vocalist of the Year” by Earshot Jazz seven times in 15 years! She was honored with a lifetime achievement and inducted into the Earshot Jazz Hall of Fame in 2014. A mainstay of Seattle’s Jazz stages, she has recently performed at New York’s Dizzy’s Club at Lincoln Center. Touted as fearless in her approach to musical material, Greta is truly the quintessential jazz singer!